a tangible expression of love

Temt top // vintage skirt // eBay tights // thrifted Alchemy shoes // Alphabet Bags tote

(Photos by my mom)

I got tired of having to constantly protect my leather bags from the sun and rain, which means that this tote bag is my new favorite thing! For only £5, it was an absolute steal, and I ended up buying another for one of my oldest and very best friends in the States. We had nicknames for each other when we used to pass notes during class; I was '9' and she was '8.' Class ended but the names stuck. I haven't seen her in years and long-distance friendships are hard work, but this bag will always remind me of her.

Here are some old photos of us. The first (from 2003) was taken in a photobooth on a sixth grade field trip to the McWane Science Center in Alabama, and the second was junior prom (2008). Both are currently on my bedroom wall. :)